Getting Started with Word Automation Services

SharePoint 2010

Last modified: April 09, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

 Word Automation Services is a SharePoint Server 2010 service application that enables unattended, server-side conversion of documents that are supported by the Microsoft Word client application. This section provides a general overview of Word Automation Services and reviews common business scenarios that the service was designed to support.

Word Automation Services Overview

Gain a high-level understanding of Word Automation Services.

Word Automation Services Scenarios

Learn about the types of business scenarios that Word Automation Services supports.


The Word Automation Services namespace that contains the file conversion functionality.


The Word Automation Services namespace that provides access to, and configuration of, Word Automation Services.